Meet Mark

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 419


If you’re pinterested in winning a gift certificate to Whole Foods, enter this Primal Kitchen Pinterest contest.

Elle Russ chats about The Paleo Thyroid Solution with Primal Health Coach Vanessa Lambert on the Bee the Wellness podcast.

Research of the Week

Oxytocin is awesome.

30 grams of freeze-dried wild blueberries provides big cognitive boosts to 7-10 year olds, 15 grams less so.

Your fitness tracker probably won’t actually help you lose much weight.

The effect of cold showers on health and productivity.

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Submit Your Story: You Could Win the Entire Primal Kitchen Product Line!

Calling all readers! Do you have a Primal Blueprint Success Story you’d like to share? Then I want to hear from you (and so do the rest of us)! I’ll even give you the shot at winning an awesome prize package.

Write it your story and include a photo. Including both pre-Primal and post-Primal pics is best, but not required. Don’t worry if you’re not sporting a six-pack. This isn’t a “who’s the most ripped” contest. Whether you’ve lost 100 pounds over two years of Primal living or you’ve simply managed to kick that Diet Coke habit, just tell me what going Primal has done for you. I’m looking for interesting and personal stories of all varieties.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 418

Research of the Week

Omega-3s improve reading scores.

Treating early prostate cancer produces side effects, but no survival benefit compared to “active monitoring.”

Couples with dissimilar immune genetics have better relationships.

Bulking works better if you lean out first.

The science of sticking points in the squat, deadlift, and bench press.

Zika affects adult brains.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 417

Research of the Week

Vitamin D may reduce asthma attacks.

Nibbling your nuts linked to lower inflammation.

Human brains are particularly blood-thirsty.

Antibiotic prescriptions linked to food allergies in kids. Parents: if you’re faced with giving your kid antibiotics, read this.

The majority of your brain’s structure was inherited from your parents.

Caffeine may keep cognitive decline at bay.

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Introducing The Paleo Thyroid Solution! Order Today and Receive Five Free Bonuses!

I couldn’t be more pleased to announce Primal Blueprint Publishing’s newest release, The Paleo Thyroid Solution, by our own Primal Blueprint Podcast host, Elle Russ. This groundbreaking book targets the largest demographic out there–every human being! Every human being has a thyroid gland (unless it was surgically removed) and every human being’s fat-burning metabolism is heavily influenced by this tiny, often overlooked piece of biological machinery. While there are many thyroid books floating in the ether, this is the first book connecting primal/paleo/ancestral health principles with optimal thyroid hormone function and metabolism.

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Welcome to Mark’s Daily Apple 3.0! (Plus a Contest)

I’m sure all of you have noticed something different today. I wrote recently about the changes coming to Mark’s Daily Apple, and today’s the big unveiling! Based on all of your helpful feedback and tips, I’ve worked with my team to develop the best version of Mark’s Daily Apple yet. We’ve made a lot of cosmetic and functional changes to the site, but this update also includes a commitment to continue to publish daily articles that challenge conventional wisdom and help people achieve optimal health and wellness. I’ll talk more about that later. But first, I’d like to talk a bit about how far we’ve come and walk you through some of the new features.

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